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A new guidebook detailing science-based best-practices for maximising catch value

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INDIA : Crisis is what prompted the southwestern coastal state of Kerala to lead the way in this spate of new fisheries regulations.

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A survey on shrimp ditribution in national waters, between parallels 41°and 47° S, is leaving in the hands of the authorities an important collecion of information to analyze and discuss the eventual opening of subzones.

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MARKETS/MARKETING

China: The Chinese government issued tariff exemptions for 16 products for

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Peru is preparing for its shrimp companies to start exporting to Brazil, after shrimp exporters from Tumbes and Piura

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Total imports of shrimp by US for the first six months of 2019 remained flat at 300,683 tonne compared to 302,495 tonne imported during the same period of 2018. Overall, US imported 695,332 tonne of shrimps last year.

Indian shrimp exports to the US rose by 14% during the first half of 2019 despite a marginal decline in total imports by the US. Exports of shrimp from India to US for the period of January-June, 2019 stood at 115,694 tonne as against 101,440 tonne during the same period last year, according to the latest data of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Total imports of shrimp by US for the first six months of 2019 remained flat at 300,683 tonne compared to 302,495 tonne imported during the same period of 2018. Overall, US imported 695,332 tonne of shrimps last year. India is the second-largest fish producer in the world after China and accounts for nearly 6% of the global fish production. The country’s shrimp export growth is expected to slow down after four years of robust growth due to stiff competition from other suppliers, stricter controls and tariff barriers.

In 2018, US Department of Commerce had hiked the anti-dumping duty on Indian shrimps to 2.34% from earlier 0.84% in the preliminary results for the administrative review for 2016–2017.

The US government imposed an anti-dumping duty on frozen warm-water Indian shrimps in 2004, saying it was hurting US shrimp farmers. The Coalition of Gulf Shrimp Industries, an association of shrimp farmers, has been fighting aquaculture shrimp imports into US, claiming that artificially low-priced shrimp from seven countries including those from India have suppressed and depressed domestic prices.

The impact of implementation of Seafood Import Monitoring Programme (SIMP) for shrimp exports into US is also a key factor to be watched in Indian exports of shrimps to US. SIMP mandates stringent data requirements to trace the entire supply chain of seafood from the point-of-harvest to the point-of-entry into the US.

However, Indian shrimp exports in June was higher by 15.8 % at 20,559 tonne. Indonesia comes second in the list of countries exporting shrimps to US with 11,073 tonne shipment in June.

Source by: https://www.financialexpress.com/economy/indias-shrimp-exports-to-the-us-rises-by-14-pct-in-january-june-2019/1680112/

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In the first 6 months of 2019, seafood export of the whole country reached 3.9 billion USD, down slightly by nearly 2% compared to the same period last year.

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VIET NAM: Prices of pangasius (tra, basa, panga or Swai)fish have dropped to the lowest level in 10 years due to export difficulties,

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HANDLING/PROCESSING

The domestic tuna processing and the fishing industry is not happy that they are paying the same vessel day scheme (VDS) fee as distant water fishing nations at USD 10,500 (PGK 35,713) per day.

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NORWAY: Microorganisms and parasites were only rarely detected in seafood

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SPAIN: The Spanish tuna fleet has launched the process to certify as sustainable all its fisheries in the three oceans in which it operates (Pacific, Indian and Atlantic) and for the three species it catches (yellowfin, skipjack and bigeye).

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AQUACULTURE

TAIWAN: From now until mid-autumn, it is the white shrimp harvest season, but affected

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UNITED STATES: The harvest of brown shrimp in the western Gulf of Mexico is expected to be 40.6 million pounds, which is below the historical 58-year average of 56.0 million pounds,

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In collaboration with Fisheries Administration Cambodia (FiA), INFOFISH organised a “Seminar on Aquatic Animal Health Management and Compliance to International Trade Obligations” on 5-6 June, 2019, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

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The UK’s science expertise and international leadership in identifying and managing new diseases that affect aquaculture has been recognised by the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE).

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New York - The Sustainable Shrimp Partnership (SSP) has announced that they have been named a James Beard Foundation Impact Program Sustainability Partner.

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EVENTS & EXHIBITIONS

INFOFISH booth No.CF-42, at The 21th Japan International Seafood & Technology Expo, 

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20th Aug

Aqua Feed Industry leaders were expressing their views in “Hard talk with the C-Suite Executives “ session at TARS 2019, Bali Indonesia jointly organised by Aquaculture Asia Pacific Magazine and Corporate Media Services.

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Igor Pavlov, Deputy Director of the Roscongress Foundation, Director of the Eastern Economic Forum

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